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High school football: Timpview T-Birds 2020 preview

Here’s an in-depth look at the Timpview T-Birds football team heading into the 2020 season.

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Note: Timpview finished with an 11-4 overall record in 2019 and was tied for first in Region 7 with a 4-1 record. It was RPI seed No. 10 in the 5A playoffs, and was eliminated by Orem 21-7 in championship. 


PROVO — Timpview is always a name that catches attention when surveying the Utah prep football scene, and for good reason, given the program’s stellar history, with the 2020 version hoping to add to the impressive track record.

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Head coach: Andy Stokes

Entering his third season as head coach at Timpview after posting an 18-8 record the past two years and a runner-up finish in 2019. Previously he coached at Dixie from 2015 to 2017 with a 26-9 record. He’s a graduate of Moapa Valley High School and William Penn University.

Armed with some of the biggest names in the state, the T-Birds look potent and primed for another deep run within the playoffs and perhaps a state championship.

“We’re feeling real good about our chances,” said Timpview coach Andy Stokes. “There’s a lot of work to be put in, though, but I like the potential on this team and especially on defense.”

That defensive unit will be led by defensive back Raider Damuni and linebacker Logan Fano, along with several other standout names. Damuni will also play a big role again on offense and on special teams, much like he did a season ago.

“We feel we have some real special talents on this team, but those guys are also great leaders,” Stokes said. “I’ve been fortunate to be able to coach these guys.”

The T-Birds don’t return as much on the offensive side, but are hopeful transfer quarterback Liu Aumavae can rejuvenate the spread attack.

“We have Targhee Lambson returning at running back, and he’s a great player, and then Carsen Ryan at tight end and Hudson Aspinall at offensive line. We feel really good about all those guys,” Stokes said. “We’re young at receiver, but we like the guys who are battling for spots and believe our passing game is going to be a strength this year.”

Of course expectations are high at Timpview, with Stokes hopeful to meet those expectations.

“We had a good run last year and hopefully we can finish it off this year,” Stokes said. “Again, there’s a lot of work to be done, but I like where we’re headed and believe this team has a lot of potential.”


Timpview T-Birds at a glance

Coach Stokes’ thoughts on how his players dealt with the COVID-19 adversity in the spring and summer:

“Kids are resilient across the board, so I think they’ve dealt with it pretty well. Our kids have done a great job staying even — not getting too low and not getting too excited, and then they’ve been mature with it. If they don’t feel good, they don’t come to practice. It’s fine, and we’ll deal with it and be careful with everything.”

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2020 Schedule


Aug. 14 — LONE PEAK, 7 p.m.

Aug. 20 — at American Fork, 7 p.m.

Aug. 28 — at Provo, 7 p.m.

Sept. 4 — at Bingham, 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 — MOUNTAIN RIDGE, 7 p.m.

Sept. 18 — CYPRUS, 7 p.m.

Sept. 25 — at Lehi, 7 p.m.

Oct. 2 — OREM, 7 p.m.

Oct. 8 — ALTA, 7 p.m.

Timpview Offensive Snapshot

Offensive coordinator: Andrew Aumavae

2019 offense: 28.5 ppg (11th in 5A)

2019 offensive statistics
  • 4 returning starters
  • Spread offense
Returning offensive starters
  • Carsen Ryan (TE)
  • Hudson Aspinall (OL)
  • James Aloisio (OL)
  • Targhee Lambson (RB)
Offensive newcomers to watch
  • Rome Engemann (QB)
  • Liu Aumavae (QB)
  • Chaid Allred (WR)
  • Elijah Allen (WR)
Coach Stokes’ keys for offensive success in 2020:

“We feel it’s a good group, offensively, and they’ll be tested early with the schedule we’re playing. We don’t have a lot of starters returning, but the ones we do are very good and very experienced. We just have to get the new starters caught up, and if we do that effectively, I think we can be pretty good.”


Timpview Defensive Snapshot

Defensive coordinator: Chas Ryan

2019 defense: 18.3 ppg (9th in 5A)

2019 defensive statistics
  • 6 returning starters
  • Multiple defense
Returning defensive starters
  • Logan Fano (LB)
  • Puna Alatini (LB)
  • Cael Richardson (LB)
  • Braxton Fely (DL)
  • Raider Damuni (DB)
  • Vave Adolpho (DB)
Defensive newcomers to watch
  • Taylor Malo (LB)
  • Elijah Allen (DB)
  • Howie Iongi (DL)
Coach Stokes’ keys for defensive success in 2020:

“We feel our defense is going to be our strength and really think we have the potential to be one of the best defenses in the state. We’re very talented at every position, and they just need to keep working and keeping improving, and if they do, I think we could be one of the better defenses out there. We’re super excited about the defense.”

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Coaches preseason Region 7 straw poll
  1. Orem
  2. Timpview
  3. Lehi
  4. Alta
  5. Mountain Ridge

Deseret News outlook for 2020

Timpview fields some of the most dynamic playmakers in the state, and enough of them to project a deep run in the playoffs and quite possibly a state championship. Raider Damuni is perhaps chief among those standout players, and he’ll work with others, like Carsen Ryan, Logan Fano and Targhee Lambson to bring yet another state championship back to Timpview.


Felt’s Facts for Timpview

  • All-time record: 353-125 (42 years)

  • Region championships: 20 (1977 co, 1986 co, 1991, 1992, 1993 co, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 co, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019)
  • Playoff appearances: 39

  • All-time playoff record: 77-28

  • State championships: 11 (1986, 1991, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)

  • State championship record: 11-3
  • Most played rivalry: 45 meetings with Provo dating back to 1977. Timpview leads 35-10.


Last 5 Seasons

  • 2019 — 11-4 (4-1 in Region 7 – 5A Runner-up)
  • 2018 — 7-4 (3-2 in Region 7 – 5A Quarterfinals)
  • 2017 — 7-3 (4-1 in Region 7 – 5A First round)
  • 2016 — 9-3 (5-2 in Region 7 – 4A Quarterfinals)
  • 2015 — 11-2 (6-0 in Region 7 – 4A Runner-up)

Timpview coaching history


  • 2018-current — Andy Stokes (18-8)
  • 2012-2017 — Cary Whittingham (63-14) *3 State Titles
  • 2005-2011 — Louis Wong (77-10) *4 State Titles
  • 1990-2004 — Chad Van Orden (134-38) *3 State Titles
  • 1985-1989 — Garry Walker (30-24) *1 State Title
  • 1982-1984 — Sam Hard (15-13)

  • 1977-1981 — Paul Gillespie (25-23)


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Deseret News All-State Archives

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Check out our archives of Deseret News all-state teams from 1929 to 2019 at Deseret.com.

Timpview All-State at-a-glance

Deseret News Mr. Football recipients

  • 2014 — Britain Covey, QB
  • 2008 — Craig Bills, DB

Deseret News MVPs the past 10 years

  • 2019 — Sione Moa, ATH
  • 2013 — Britain Covey, QB

  • 2012 — Jake Lloyd, QB

  • 2009 — Ofa Latu, LB

Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

  • 2019 — Raider Damuni, CB
  • 2017 — Karene Reid, OLB
  • 2017 — Canaan Yarro, C
  • 2016 — Jackson Cravens, DT
  • 2016 — Chaz Ah You, S
  • 2015 — Samson Nacua, WR
  • 2015 — Andrew Owensby, OL
  • 2015 — Nate Richardson, LB
  • 2015 — Will Watanbe, DB
  • 2014 — Jordan Espinoza, WR
  • 2014 — Gabe Reid, DL
  • 2014 — Devin Kaufusi, DL
  • 2014 — Kainoa Tu’ua, LB
  • 2014 — Isaiah Holloway, DB
  • 2013 — Gabe Reid, DL

  • 2013 — Isaiah Nacua, DL

  • 2013 — Pio Stowers, LB

  • 2012 — Dax Raymond, WR

  • 2012 — Pita Taumoepenu, DL

  • 2011 — Rickey Shumway, WR

  • 2011 — Josh Burr, LB

  • 2010 — Christian Covey, QB

  • 2010 — Kalvin Cusick, OL

  • 2010 — Colby Jorgensen, DL